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Christina Aguilera On Working With Kanye West On New Album: 'He's An Artist First & Foremost'

Christina Aguilera On Working With Kanye West On New Album: 'He's An Artist First & Foremost'

Christina Aguilera is opening up about working with Kanye West on her new album Liberation!

The 37-year-old singer worked with the 40-year-old rapper on “Accelerate” and the song “Maria” off the upcoming record, which hits stores on June 15th via RCA Records.

“When I first started the Kanye songs, it was before he even [released] Life of Pablo. Then, he went on tour,” Christina told EW. “Look, he’s always said things that have stirred controversy and attention. I’m not getting involved in what he’s saying or anything like that. I know him as an artist.”

“I do know that when we sat down and he played me these tracks, he got me. I think he’s an artist first and foremost and we’re not always going to agree with artists,” Christina continued. “I loved our initial meeting and we totally clicked. I found him to be very endearing.”

Pictured: Christina hosting an intimate listening party for her biggest fans on Pandora to preview, Liberation, held at The Peppermint Club on Thursday (May 31) in Los Angeles.

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  • Gina

    She needs a hit like a crackhead needs a hit, so of course she doesn’t mind working with Kanye.

  • Buffy

    True. I used to love Christina but she needs to suck it up, apologize and get Linda and the Stripped team back. I really tried to like the songs that have been released but they are so generic that anyone could release them and the performance with Demi helped no one.

  • Cool Boots

    Christina has always been one of my favorites. Her voice is amazing.

  • Cool Boots

    Christina has always been one of my favorites. Her voice is amazing.